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Sunday, February 9, 2020

2020 Stash Party #5 - Romantic Love


Hello, Crafty Makers!
I am continuing my quest to diminish my stash and keep my money in my pocket!

 Romantic Love
As a part of my stash reduction self-challenge, I sometimes will just grab a couple of loose 6"x6" designer papers and try to turn them into a cohesive project!  That is what happened here.  The sheets I picked up just happen to be from the Graphic 45 French Country Collection.  So, I knew they would work well together I just needed to come up with a design.   I had a white panel with a heart cut out on my table, so I figured that would be an additional stash reduction.  I had seen a design like this in a CAS challenge and the only thing on the panel was the sentiment.  I just couldn't go with that.  My solution was to stencil on small hearts using Ranger's Walnut Stain Distress Oxide Ink.
 I still wanted more interest on the panel so I applied my homemade glimmer to each heart!   I use an old Wink of Stella brush to apply my glimmer.  I love that the glimmer also gave the hearts a satiny look.  I distressed the edges of the cutout with Ranger Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
To further incorporate the green patterned paper into the design, I used it to cut a strip of tiny hearts. The gingham ribbon was added for a bit of contrast and finished it off with a champaign pearl.
I was able to create dimension by cutting a second heart panel using craft foam! I am planning to do a lot of I "heart" you cards and since I don't want to purchase red cardstock, I am trying to come up with designs that use non-traditional colors and sentiments that are appropriate for various occasions.

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!
HUGZ,
Challenges Entered:

Stuff I Used:
Memory Box Heart Chain Border
Image result for Memory Box Heart chain dieMemory Box -Cupid Heart
Image result for Memory Box Cupid Heart Die

Graphic 45 6x6 Patterns and Solids - French Country
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Really Reasonable Ribbon - Gingham/Plaid Collection
3/8" Gingham Ribbon Assortment

24 comments:

  1. Lovely elegant card. I am trying to do the same but had to give in and get Tim's new cat stamps. lol x

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    1. Thanks! I know the feeling! I am trying to resist purchasing a cute stamp set I saw on Amazon. I keep saying, "It's only seven bucks!"

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  2. A very elegant card, I love the colours you've chosen and how you've played with the different heart sizes. Hugs, María.

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  3. Wow...your making the most beautiful designs, I too have been trying to use only what is in my stash, you inspired me, hugs, Lori m

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    1. Thanks, Lori! I am headed to your blog to get caught up!
      Hugz!

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  4. Great ideas on this so beautiful card.
    Faith x

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  5. Beautiful card and the design of it is awesome.

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  6. How pretty! - I am a little confused by your comment: Congratulations! You have been chosen as our featured Rising Star this week at A Place To Start! Please stop by our blog and grab your badge! The Design Team! - I didn't see my card mentioned on the blog - perhaps you meant to leave this comment with someone else?

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    1. Cornelia, the comment was for your entry at A Place To Start! https://hereisaplacetostart.blogspot.com
      Go there to grab your badge!
      Hugz,
      Chana

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  7. Absolutely beautiful card love the Graphic 45 papers,your stencilled and die-cut hearts too a beautiful design
    carol x

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  8. A really lovely design and super background papers, a great heart die and lovely design. Thank you for joining our 'At least one heart' challenge at Allsorts.

    Kath x

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  9. This is a lovely card, all the elements combine perfectly.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts.
    Lynn x
    DT

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  10. YES YES YES!!! Love everything about this post, starting with the title. Very cool seeing how you are using the same dies on different cards and also exploring new color combos to avoid buying more red. Quite inspiring, thanks! xoxox

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  11. Nice card. It's great that you are taking part in the Di's Digi Challenge.

    Hugs, Astrid.

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  12. Yeay for you using your stash!! That's something I try to do a lot of, but don't always succeed! Your card is fabulous!! It doesn't have any of the Valentine's colors, but still communicates the feel. Love it! I specially love the pattern on the panel behind the heart cut out! Thanks for playing with Di's Digi Designs.

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    1. Thanks, Heather! I am not always successful either!
      Hugz!

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Thanks for taking the time to comment on my blog. I appreciate it! Happy Crafting!
Hugz,
Chana